More Student Success Stories

Eden in front of skyway

Eden knows the journey to becoming a doctor is lengthy, challenging, and expensive. Balancing multiple part-time jobs, English as a Second Language courses, and an associate degree in biology, she had a lot on her plate.

student scholar at MInneapolis College

When Anna immigrated at 17, she knew little English. Her high school estimated it would take her 5 years before she spoke English fluently and fulfilled graduation requirements. Ana proved them all wrong...

Student Scholar on a Park Bench

At 7 years old, Garcia and his 3 siblings immigrated to reunite with their parents to pursue the American Dream together.

student scholar

As an emancipated minor, Michaëlle grew up quickly, raising herself as a young teen. Her heart was in her favorite place in the world—the library.

Minneapolis College scholar & alumnus

Please meet KingDemetrius. He chose Minneapolis College, where his late daughter attended, seeking the opportunities a college credential provides.

Scholarship Recipient Christian

Meet Christian, a charismatic New Yorker who now calls Minneapolis home. What led him here? 

Scholarship Recipient Taylor

Minneapolis College Foundation scholarship recipient, Taylor, has taken his success national! He was awarded the Rees Scholarship for students currently studying HVACR. 

Alumna Kia

Kia had an aha moment while volunteering at a senior care facility; psychology is her passion and she must pursue it! 

Alumnus Javier

A representative from Minneapolis College came to his high school to introduce the Star Scholarship program, a tuition-free pathway to college for undocumented students. Javier applied, got the scholarship, and has not looked back since. 

Alumna Deliah

As a mother of 6 kids, including 2 sets of twins, Deliah was aware of the challenges she would face going back to school. Additionally, having lost both parents in her early 20s, Deliah felt like she lacked a support system. 

Alumna Kristine

 Kristine is proud to have fought her way back on track. She is now an honor society student pursuing an associate degree in addiction counseling and human services. 

Alumnus Fadil

Fadil impressively balances both school and work as a medical interpreter in local hospitals and clinics.

Alumnus Jose

José enrolled in Minneapolis College's School of Nursing program and graduated with a 3.0 GPA.

Alumna Karin

Karin was the only woman among more than 80 students in the HVAC program last semester and placed 2nd in the state-wide SkillsUSA HVAC competition

Alumna Patsy

Patsy plans to transfer to Augsburg College and pursue her bachelor's degree in social work.

Alumna Rosa

Rosa* began her Minneapolis College journey as a Nursing major, earning a 3.2 GPA. She was awarded a scholarship for undocumented students and hopes to serve underrepresented communities after she graduates next year.